There Is a Redeemer

Keith Green

About There Is a Redeemer

There Is a Redeemer is a praise and worship song first written by Melody Green in 1977 and popularized by her husband, contemporary Christian musician Keith Green. It was first released on 1982's Songs for the Shepherd, the last album to be released before his death in a plane crash. The final verse was added by Keith. The song has been covered by various artists such as Robin Mark, David Nevue, Kathryn Sarah Scott, Selah, Kathy Troccoli, Michelle Tumes, Matthew Ward, and Kelly Willard. It appears in twenty hymnals and has been described as a 'classic.' 


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1996
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There is a redeemer
Jesus, God's own Son
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah
Holy One

Jesus my redeemer
Name above all names
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah
Oh, for sinners slain

Thank you, oh my father
For giving us Your Son
And leaving Your Spirit
'Til the work on Earth is done

When I stand in Glory
I will see His face
And there I'll serve my King forever
In that Holy Place

Thank you, oh my father
For giving us Your Son
And leaving Your Spirit
'Til the work on Earth is done

There is a redeemer
Jesus, God's own Son
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah
Holy One

Thank you, oh my father
For giving us Your Son
And leaving Your Spirit
'Til the work on Earth is done

And leaving Your Spirit
'Til the work on Earth is done

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Keith Green

Keith Gordon Green (October 21, 1953 – July 28, 1982) was an American gospel singer, songwriter, musician, and Contemporary Christian Music artist originally from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York. Beyond his music, Green is best known for his strong devotion to Christian evangelism and challenging others to the same. Often considered controversial for his frequently confrontational lyrics and spoken messages, he wrote some notable songs alone or with his wife, Melody Green, including "Your Love Broke Through", "You Put This Love in My Heart", and "Asleep in the Light". Green is also known for numerous popular modern hymns, including "O Lord, You're Beautiful" and "There is a Redeemer", written by his wife, Melody. more »

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Written by: Melody Green

Lyrics © Capitol CMG Publishing

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12 facts about this song

Song Origin
"There Is a Redeemer" is a prominent Christian hymn written by Keith and Melody Green and is also one of Keith Green's most popular songs.
Artist Background
Keith Green (1953- 1982) was a pioneering Christian singer, songwriter, evangelist, and minister who was committed to spreading the message of Jesus Christ through his music.
Song's Message
The song expresses deep gratitude and reverence towards Jesus Christ as the Redeemer, for his act of sacrifice on the cross.
Song Structure
It follows a structure of verses followed by the chorus, and concludes with a refrain that typically has the congregation singing along.
Album Details
It was first released on the album "Songs for the Shepherd" in 1982, which was the fifth album by Keith Green.
Tragic Incident
Shortly after the release of "Songs for the Shepherd", Keith Green was killed in a plane crash at the age of 28, making the album his last completed work.
Melody Green's Contribution
The final verse of "There Is a Redeemer" was written by Keith’s wife, Melody Green, after his untimely death.
Popularity
Despite being more than three decades old, "There Is a Redeemer" remains a popular choice for worship in many Christian denominations around the world.
Recognition
In 2004, CCM Magazine ranked "There Is a Redeemer" at No. 13 on its list of 100 Greatest Songs in Christian Music.
Musical Influence
Green's passionate style of singing and evocative songwriting manner had a significant influence in shaping the Contemporary Christian Music genre.
Covers
The song has been covered by numerous artists over the years, including Amy Grant, Kathryn Scott, and Robin Mark, testifying to its lasting appeal.
Impact
Many listeners have reported that the song has brought them comfort and solace in times of grief or difficulty, demonstrating its spiritual impact.

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